Getting Started with the Online Exhibit Builder Omeka

Penn Libraries supports Penn hosted instances of the online exhibit builder Omeka free for students, staff, and faculty. Create interactive digital exhibits with your class or take a new approach to your research on your own or with project assistance from our library experts. There are two great ways to get started with this web … Continue reading Getting Started with the Online Exhibit Builder Omeka

Twitter for Diversity, Technology, and the Penn Experience

  Ah, Twitter! It can be a very polarizing platform, but whatever your feelings about it, Twitter allows us tap into communities to engage in topics we care about, connect with others around the world, and share information—especially the endless fount of so many hilarious memes. Case in point: https://twitter.com/birdboxmemes/status/1080418715751993344 As an occasional Tweeter myself, … Continue reading Twitter for Diversity, Technology, and the Penn Experience

Streaming Films for Class: What Do I Need to Know?

Professor to students: Have you ever seen this? You really need to see this! There's a scene where... What did you think about... Nothing speaks to students like film. Everyone has opinions about movies, what constitutes a true classic of a favorite genre, the moment in a film when a famous scene brings a social issue … Continue reading Streaming Films for Class: What Do I Need to Know?

Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

One of my goals this year was to create instructional videos and learning objects related to my most frequent teaching requests as English and Theatre Arts librarian. The first one I set to work on: a video about comparing theatrical productions, a frequent task assigned to theatre arts students. I'd chosen Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard as … Continue reading Theatre Arts Research and New Instructional Media

Five Things I’ve Learned about Penn Librarians as a Faux Librarian

I’m not a librarian. Nor have I ever played one on TV (although I did once play a doctor in a promotional video for a previous job). But for the past 3 ½ years, I have had an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work in a large Research I-level university library system through … Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned about Penn Librarians as a Faux Librarian